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Dyche Looking For Clarets To Play With ‘Freedom’

Dyche Looking For Clarets To Play With ‘Freedom’

Sean Dyche feels Burnley can play with more freedom as they prepare for a north London double-header against Tottenham and Arsenal.

The Clarets go into the upcoming fixtures buoyed by last weekend’s victory over Brighton, which ended a run of eight Premier League matches without a win and lifted them out of the bottom three.

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Dyche said ahead of Saturday’s trip to Wembley: “I think the main thing is it just settles the thoughts down outside of the group. It’s hard when you’re on a tough run.

We get a win and it just gives them a reminder of that winning feeling. “We do go into two tough games now of course. But there’s that bit more freedom to go and play at those sort of places. The expectation changes, especially from the outside.

“We’ve got to find ways of winning, we’ve always had to do that. We have to continue with the right mentality, the physicality stronger again – I think that’s coming back to where we want to be – and the tempo of the side and the energy.

“Doing the right thing in both boxes is the balance we haven’t found as freely this season but there’s signs of it coming back.

“Sometimes you’ve got to get back to the basic principles of what you stand for and we’re kind of getting back there, and that gives you a foothold in a game.

“Once you get that then you’re looking for players to have that bit of freedom and go and show what they can do and express themselves. That’s when a good solid performance turns into a very good performance, and that’s what we hope to find.”

Burnley have faced four of the top six so far this season and are yet to pick up a point, scoring one goal and conceding 14 times.

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